(1892-1944) US politician who was the Republican presidential candidate 1940. After losing to F D Roosevelt, he continued as a leader of the liberal wing of the Republican Party. Becoming committed to the cause of international cooperation, he published One World 1942.
Born in Elwood, Indiana, US, Willkie was educated at Indiana University, and became a barrister 1916. After service in World War I, he became corporate counsel for a private utility and an outspoken opponent of the economic policies of the New Deal, for which reason he was nominated as the 1940 Republican presidential candidate.